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Rifle Mountain Park 

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Rifle 


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Description 

The home of Rifle Mountain Park - home of the some of best hard sport limestone climbing in America.


Getting There 

Right off I70 at exit 90.


359 Total Routes


['4 Stars',35],['3 Stars',123],['2 Stars',150],['1 Star',49],['Bomb',1]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rifle:
80 Feet of Meat   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Rumor Has It   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sapper Cave
Feline   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Ice Cave Walls
Rehabilitator   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Defenseless Betty   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Ricochet   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave
Cardinal Sin   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Fossil Family   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Nappy Dugout
Genesis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sanctuary
Easy Skankin'   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
Pinch Fest   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
Pretty Hate Machine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
I Am Not A Philistine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
The Beast   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wasteland
Beer Run   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
Pump-O-Rama   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Apocalypse '91   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Sprayathon   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Simply Read   5.13d 8b 31 X E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Zulu   5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wicked Cave
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Featured Route For Rifle
Juggy fun: turning the lip of the cave. Photo by Roy White

Pump-O-Rama 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Pump-o-Rama climbs straight out the imposing middle of the Arsenal and is one of the steepest, longest cave routes in the Canyon. Besides a funky kneebar crux at mid-height, this route is a total jug haul, albeit a very strenuous one at a consistently roofy angle. But the holds are great -- giant underclings, incut rails, slopers, jug huecos and even a crimp or two -- and the climbing stays with you all the way to the anchor.This route can be recognized by its position in the very center of the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Rifle Slideshow Add Photo
Rifle Mountain Park, photo: Bob Horan.
Rifle Mountain Park, photo: Bob Horan.
Climb.
Climb.
Warming up at Rifle, photo: Bob Horan.
Warming up at Rifle, photo: Bob Horan.
Debaser.
Debaser.
Pullin' down on a Rifle overhang, photo: Bob Horan.
Pullin' down on a Rifle overhang, photo: Bob Horan...
Ben K. climbing.
Ben K. climbing.
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